Is no one playing Titanfall on PC anymore?

#1 Edited by funkyzoom (1450 posts) -

This is hell. Bought Titanfall on PC yesterday, and haven't be able to play at all. Whether I try to play the campaign or multi-player, I always get this message 'Finding teammates...0results' even after waiting for 10+ minutes. Yeah, I reside in a third world country where I'm probably one of the very few Titanfall players. But still, is there no way to connect to servers outside my country? I don't mind high pings as long as I can just play it. The match-making is so crappy. I wasn't even able to search for servers manually so that I can join some game, ANY game. I just want to play this damn thing because I paid my hard earned money for it. I was skeptical about a multi-player only shooter due to match-making issues, and also because it is being published by EA (who care two hoots about their customers). But I was tempted to buy it after seeing youtube videos and reading positive reviews about it. Now, how the hell do I play this damn game? If EA are hell bent on trying to find teammates only within the player's country (which means I'm unlikely to find someone), will I be able to trick the game by using a VPN service? Or is Origin also region-locked like Steam?

P.S. NEVER will I buy any game from EA again, especially if its multi-player only. Please help me in whatever way you can, or else my hard earned money is gone down the drain, with this piece of crap occupying 50 gigs on my HDD.

#2 Edited by ForsakenWicked (3745 posts) -

I just played a match and it was full. I don't think you are only confined to play with players in your country as I've played with people outside the country where I live.

I went to their site and found this: http://help.ea.com/en/article/why-cant-i-find-a-match-in-titanfall-on-pc/

Hope that works for you.

#3 Edited by with_teeth26 (6242 posts) -

I bought it a few weeks ago and didn't have much trouble finding games but I only played it for a few days until DS2 came out so I might have just been experiencing post-sale player increase.

#4 Posted by funkyzoom (1450 posts) -

@ForsakenWicked said:

I just played a match and it was full. I don't think you are only confined to play with players in your country as I've played with people outside the country where I live.

I went to their site and found this: http://help.ea.com/en/article/why-cant-i-find-a-match-in-titanfall-on-pc/

Hope that works for you.

I checked out that link, but it didn't help because I'm indeed running the latest versions of both Origin and Titanfall.

@with_teeth26 said:

I bought it a few weeks ago and didn't have much trouble finding games but I only played it for a few days until DS2 came out so I might have just been experiencing post-sale player increase.

Totally frustrated. I buy a brand new game, and it doesn't friggin' allow me to play it. What the hell.

#5 Edited by Arthas045 (5398 posts) -

Never had any issues with getting into games. I am in the US.

#6 Edited by funkyzoom (1450 posts) -

@Arthas045 said:

Never had any issues with getting into games. I am in the US.

Yeah, obviously US players won't have an issue because I'm sure that 1 in every 2 gamers over there play Titanfall.

#7 Posted by PfizersaurusRex (732 posts) -

@funkyzoom said:

@Arthas045 said:

Never had any issues with getting into games. I am in the US.

Yeah, obviously US players won't have an issue because I'm sure that 1 in every 2 gamers over there play Titanfall.

You play on European servers?

#8 Posted by funkyzoom (1450 posts) -

@PfizersaurusRex said:

@funkyzoom said:

@Arthas045 said:

Never had any issues with getting into games. I am in the US.

Yeah, obviously US players won't have an issue because I'm sure that 1 in every 2 gamers over there play Titanfall.

You play on European servers?

No, it says 'Data Center: South East Asia'. By the way, I just tried playing the game by using a VPN and setting my location to United States, and I was able to play a couple of matches without much of an issue (although I was at a disadvantage due to high ping). I tried an Australian server too (again through VPN), and it worked fine. So I think the only way I can play this game is by using VPN. Thankfully, Origin isn't region-locked, like Steam.

#9 Edited by KHAndAnime (14228 posts) -

That game is sooooo 2 months ago.

#10 Edited by Arthas045 (5398 posts) -

@KHAndAnime said:

That game is sooooo 2 months ago.

That really seems the way sometimes.... Game comes out its big until the next big thing comes out and its a ghost town.... That is a huge thing with consoles.....

#11 Edited by remiks00 (2114 posts) -

I never have problems finding matches. I'm on the USA datacenter.

Edit: Just booted it up to play some Hardpoint, hardly anyone is playing right now lol

#12 Edited by FelipeInside (25957 posts) -

@funkyzoom said:

This is hell. Bought Titanfall on PC yesterday, and haven't be able to play at all. Whether I try to play the campaign or multi-player, I always get this message 'Finding teammates...0results' even after waiting for 10+ minutes. Yeah, I reside in a third world country where I'm probably one of the very few Titanfall players. But still, is there no way to connect to servers outside my country? I don't mind high pings as long as I can just play it. The match-making is so crappy. I wasn't even able to search for servers manually so that I can join some game, ANY game. I just want to play this damn thing because I paid my hard earned money for it. I was skeptical about a multi-player only shooter due to match-making issues, and also because it is being published by EA (who care two hoots about their customers). But I was tempted to buy it after seeing youtube videos and reading positive reviews about it. Now, how the hell do I play this damn game? If EA are hell bent on trying to find teammates only within the player's country (which means I'm unlikely to find someone), will I be able to trick the game by using a VPN service? Or is Origin also region-locked like Steam?

P.S. NEVER will I buy any game from EA again, especially if its multi-player only. Please help me in whatever way you can, or else my hard earned money is gone down the drain, with this piece of crap occupying 50 gigs on my HDD.

It's good that they have local datacentres or else the ping put you at a complete disadvantage.

I'm in Australia and I have no issues finding a match, unless I play at times where everyone is at work/school etc.

Problem is they changed the way matchmaking works. When it launched it was a lot quicker to find matches, but with the new system you have to wait for a bit.

#13 Posted by pyro1245 (1003 posts) -

well i played it for about a week and then moved on so.,.... not me

#14 Posted by Cwagmire21 (5896 posts) -

Have not played TF in several weeks. Bought D3 ROS and now playing through my Steam backlog (Sonic Generations at the moment).

#15 Posted by Nick3306 (2608 posts) -

@funkyzoom said:

This is hell. Bought Titanfall on PC yesterday, and haven't be able to play at all. Whether I try to play the campaign or multi-player, I always get this message 'Finding teammates...0results' even after waiting for 10+ minutes. Yeah, I reside in a third world country where I'm probably one of the very few Titanfall players. But still, is there no way to connect to servers outside my country? I don't mind high pings as long as I can just play it. The match-making is so crappy. I wasn't even able to search for servers manually so that I can join some game, ANY game. I just want to play this damn thing because I paid my hard earned money for it. I was skeptical about a multi-player only shooter due to match-making issues, and also because it is being published by EA (who care two hoots about their customers). But I was tempted to buy it after seeing youtube videos and reading positive reviews about it. Now, how the hell do I play this damn game? If EA are hell bent on trying to find teammates only within the player's country (which means I'm unlikely to find someone), will I be able to trick the game by using a VPN service? Or is Origin also region-locked like Steam?

P.S. NEVER will I buy any game from EA again, especially if its multi-player only. Please help me in whatever way you can, or else my hard earned money is gone down the drain, with this piece of crap occupying 50 gigs on my HDD.

I liked the part where you blamed the publisher for what was most likely the developers design plan.

#16 Posted by nutcrackr (12768 posts) -

Just change your data center to a more popular region like US or Europe. Pings might be bad but you should get a game at least. Also campaign has less players than the normal MP, which is a problem by design.

#17 Posted by funkyzoom (1450 posts) -

@Nick3306 said:

@funkyzoom said:

This is hell. Bought Titanfall on PC yesterday, and haven't be able to play at all. Whether I try to play the campaign or multi-player, I always get this message 'Finding teammates...0results' even after waiting for 10+ minutes. Yeah, I reside in a third world country where I'm probably one of the very few Titanfall players. But still, is there no way to connect to servers outside my country? I don't mind high pings as long as I can just play it. The match-making is so crappy. I wasn't even able to search for servers manually so that I can join some game, ANY game. I just want to play this damn thing because I paid my hard earned money for it. I was skeptical about a multi-player only shooter due to match-making issues, and also because it is being published by EA (who care two hoots about their customers). But I was tempted to buy it after seeing youtube videos and reading positive reviews about it. Now, how the hell do I play this damn game? If EA are hell bent on trying to find teammates only within the player's country (which means I'm unlikely to find someone), will I be able to trick the game by using a VPN service? Or is Origin also region-locked like Steam?

P.S. NEVER will I buy any game from EA again, especially if its multi-player only. Please help me in whatever way you can, or else my hard earned money is gone down the drain, with this piece of crap occupying 50 gigs on my HDD.

I liked the part where you blamed the publisher for what was most likely the developers design plan.

So you you suppose it was just a co-incidence that EA was voted the worst company in America for two consecutive years? Haven't you witnessed the real mess that was Battlefield 4 multi-player (although its just about playable now)? EA has this tendency to interfere in the creative freedom and strategies of its developers. So I'm pretty sure that EA had a major part to play with this issue of Titanfall too.

@nutcrackr said:

Just change your data center to a more popular region like US or Europe. Pings might be bad but you should get a game at least. Also campaign has less players than the normal MP, which is a problem by design.

Yeah, I got to know that now. Earlier, the data center info at the bottom right of the screen was not even clickable, so I thought I was confined to the nearest data center. Turns out it was a glitch, and now I'm able to choose a data center after repairing game files. The pings are quite high, but for some reason I'm not finding it that much of an issue to compete with players having lower pings. Ping is a major issue in Counter-Strike games, where having a lower ping is more beneficial than having better skills. I was expecting the same for Titanfall, but I'm pleasantly surprised that is not the case.

#18 Posted by Nick3306 (2608 posts) -

@funkyzoom said:

@Nick3306 said:

@funkyzoom said:

This is hell. Bought Titanfall on PC yesterday, and haven't be able to play at all. Whether I try to play the campaign or multi-player, I always get this message 'Finding teammates...0results' even after waiting for 10+ minutes. Yeah, I reside in a third world country where I'm probably one of the very few Titanfall players. But still, is there no way to connect to servers outside my country? I don't mind high pings as long as I can just play it. The match-making is so crappy. I wasn't even able to search for servers manually so that I can join some game, ANY game. I just want to play this damn thing because I paid my hard earned money for it. I was skeptical about a multi-player only shooter due to match-making issues, and also because it is being published by EA (who care two hoots about their customers). But I was tempted to buy it after seeing youtube videos and reading positive reviews about it. Now, how the hell do I play this damn game? If EA are hell bent on trying to find teammates only within the player's country (which means I'm unlikely to find someone), will I be able to trick the game by using a VPN service? Or is Origin also region-locked like Steam?

P.S. NEVER will I buy any game from EA again, especially if its multi-player only. Please help me in whatever way you can, or else my hard earned money is gone down the drain, with this piece of crap occupying 50 gigs on my HDD.

I liked the part where you blamed the publisher for what was most likely the developers design plan.

So you you suppose it was just a co-incidence that EA was voted the worst company in America for two consecutive years? Haven't you witnessed the real mess that was Battlefield 4 multi-player (although its just about playable now)? EA has this tendency to interfere in the creative freedom and strategies of its developers. So I'm pretty sure that EA had a major part to play with this issue of Titanfall too.

@nutcrackr said:

Just change your data center to a more popular region like US or Europe. Pings might be bad but you should get a game at least. Also campaign has less players than the normal MP, which is a problem by design.

Yeah, I got to know that now. Earlier, the data center info at the bottom right of the screen was not even clickable, so I thought I was confined to the nearest data center. Turns out it was a glitch, and now I'm able to choose a data center after repairing game files. The pings are quite high, but for some reason I'm not finding it that much of an issue to compete with players having lower pings. Ping is a major issue in Counter-Strike games, where having a lower ping is more beneficial than having better skills. I was expecting the same for Titanfall, but I'm pleasantly surprised that is not the case.

You clearly have no idea how games are made. If you think all those bugs were in BF4 because of the publisher then I feel bad for you. EA doesn't write code for the game, in game bugs and buggy servers and whatnot are all the fault of DICE. The only blame you can put on EA for BF4 is if they set the release deadline too early which is possible but there is no way to know for sure.

EA was voted the worst company because americans are idiots. Out of all the companies out there that are corrupt as can be, they chose a video game publishing company as the worst. It's actually a very sad representation of the population of this country. I'm not defending some of the ridiculous decisions EA have made and their failures, but worst company period? Yea right, people need to get their heads out of their asses if they think a video game publishing company is the worst company out there.

#19 Posted by ferrari2001 (17150 posts) -

I didn't even bother purchasing Titanfall. Make a decent game and then I'll purchase it.

#20 Posted by FelipeInside (25957 posts) -

@ferrari2001 said:

I didn't even bother purchasing Titanfall. Make a decent game and then I'll purchase it.

It's a pretty decent game actually. It's fun to play, especially with friends, and runs well on most hardware. Just like a COD on Steroids. What I see though is missed potential. They could have done a lot with a SP Campaign and Co-op Campaign.

#21 Edited by insane_metalist (6440 posts) -

@FelipeInside said:

@ferrari2001 said:

I didn't even bother purchasing Titanfall. Make a decent game and then I'll purchase it.

It's a pretty decent game actually. It's fun to play, especially with friends, and runs well on most hardware. Just like a COD on Steroids. What I see though is missed potential. They could have done a lot with a SP Campaign and Co-op Campaign.

For a MP game it is indeed fun with friends. Honestly, this is the only game I played online in a while. It would be pretty dope to see an actual co-op campaign.

#22 Edited by quakke (191 posts) -

It's a bad game and CoD dev tradition continues. Ridiciolously badly optimized games.

#23 Posted by SerOlmy (1769 posts) -

It is pretty mediocre IMO. I got bored a couple weeks ago, so I rented it for my 360 and was left very unimpressed. Plus on the PC as others have said it is VERY poorly optimized and runs like crap on hardware that any other Source engine game would have no trouble doing 1080p @ 60fps. In 3-4 hours of playing it I saw all the usual CoD behavior and then some - hiding in corners with a shotgun while cloaked, camping roof tops with a sniper rifle while cloaked, grenade spam, etc... The low player counts just magnifies the typical CoD problems even further - half the time you are left roaming the maps looking for actual players to shoot the other half of the time you are getting 1-shotted by titans. And if most of the other team already has titans, have fun farming bots because that is all you can do for points if you don't like driving the titans. I saw nothing that has made me reconsider my opinions of this game at all.

#24 Edited by Ribstaylor1 (981 posts) -

...Ugh man comes in playing a game on a VPN and complains it doesn't work right.... Really? Lol. People these days are just ridiculous. If your in china or a country with similar internet laws and firewalls expect not to be able to play a mainly north American online game at all. Hell as someone who has to use a VPN to surf the web expect to never play any multiplayer game ever.

#25 Edited by PfizersaurusRex (732 posts) -

I'm jumping in as soon as I download it. I played the beta and I really enjoyed it. I wouldn't say it's badly optimized, it ran pretty smooth on my system (FX-6300, GTX 660) on high settings. It's not the best looking game, never ment to be. It's a fast paced action game, little noobish perhaps but we're not all diehard fps pro's.

#26 Edited by FelipeInside (25957 posts) -

@quakke said:

Ridiciolously badly optimized games.

@SerOlmy said:

Plus on the PC as others have said it is VERY poorly optimized and runs like crap on hardware that any other Source engine game would have no trouble doing 1080p @ 60fps.

And if most of the other team already has titans, have fun farming bots because that is all you can do for points if you don't like driving the titans. I saw nothing that has made me reconsider my opinions of this game at all.

Guys guys... need to check some things before commenting. The game runs fine for the majority of gamers. It has one map that stutters for SOME people but most run it without issues. Of course on PC there are so many different configurations that you get issues.

As for points, I sometimes run around the map without even using my Titan and get top of the table above people that used a Titan all round. What this game does well is balance Pilot vs Titan. 1 or 2 good pilot players can take down a Titan easily (with the right weapons). Points isn't just about kills in Titans. (unless you only play DM)

Of course not everything is good. The bad side is that some weapons are NOT balanced. The shotgun is still too OP, especially with leadwall. Also, the new matchmaking system just doesn't work as good as the old one. It's a good idea on paper, but they need to refine it in practice.

#27 Posted by with_teeth26 (6242 posts) -

@FelipeInside said:

@ferrari2001 said:

I didn't even bother purchasing Titanfall. Make a decent game and then I'll purchase it.

It's a pretty decent game actually. It's fun to play, especially with friends, and runs well on most hardware. Just like a COD on Steroids. What I see though is missed potential. They could have done a lot with a SP Campaign and Co-op Campaign.

I found it got old very fast, I played it for like two days and stopped feeling the urge to go back. I hop in for a round now and then but it just feels hollow, which was my initial feeling based on the beta. I probably should have trusted my initial impressions.

At least I only paid like 30 dollars for it, it really does feel like a thin spread offering for 60 bucks. Say what you will about cod (I usually say bad things) but you get a lot of content for your money with those games.